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Domoic acid/human health
 

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- CA - CDPH Domoic monitoring page that will post the latest CA results once processed

- OR - Current Crab Biotoxin Lab Results

- OR - Process and outcomes to-date for planning future biotoxin events

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Fishing regulations/opening/closing
 

April 25, 2024 - WA - Adjustment of QIN SSMA Western Boundary

April 16, 2024 - WA - Beginning at 8:00 am on May 8, 2024, permitted recovery of commercial crab gear will be allowed in coastal waters

April 9, 2024 - WA - Adjustment of QIN SSMA Southern Boundary

March 29, 2024 - WA - Grays Harbor dredging starts April 8th.

March 22, 2024 - WA - Pot limit lifted within the QIN U&A; QIN SSMA remains closed

March 22, 2023 - WA - This notice is a reminder that reduced pot limits go into effect on May 1, 2024.

February 23, 2014 - WA - Pot limit adjustments and Makah SMA opener (Corrected version)

February 22, 2024 - CA -Notice of Proposed Emergency Regulations to Address Lost, Damaged, Abandoned, and Derelict Commercial Dungeness Crab Gear

January 18, 2024 - WA - Season Opening Coastwide in Washington

January 11, 2024 - CA - CDFW Opens Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery in the Central Management Area Under Trap Reduction and Lifts Recreational Crab Trap Restriction

January 5, 2024 - OR - Area north of Cape Falcon opens Feb.1 to commercial Dungeness crab fishing

January 5, 2024 - WA - Continued Season Opening Delay in Washington and Oregon (Klipsan Beach to Cape Falcon)

December 20, 2023 - OR - Cape Foulweather to Cape Falcon opens Dec. 31 to commercial Dungeness crab fishing

December 20, 2023 - WA - Season Opening Delayed in Washington, Oregon

December 20, 2023 - CDFW - CDFW Opens Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery in Northern Management Zone, Continues Commercial Fishery Delay in Central Management Area

December 18, 2023 - WA - Dungeness Crab Test Fishery Results December 2023

December 7, 2023 - CA - Crab Trap Restriction Lifting in Fishing Zone 1, Trap Restriction Remains in Fishing Zones 3 and 4, and Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Delayed

December 6, 2023 - WA - Season opening delayed in Washington and Oregon (North of Cape Foulweather)

December 5, 2023 - CA - Commercial Dungeness crab season begins Dec. 16 from Cape Foulweather to California border

November 17, 2023 - WA -Season Opening Delayed in Washington, Oregon, and California (North of Point Arena)

August 17, 2023 - OR - Fleet advisory for fixed-gear commercial and recreational fisheries

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Crab tests
 

December 18, 2023 - Round 3 Preseason coastal Dungeness crab test fishery results for WA, OR and CA.

October 27, 2023 - Test Results for WA

2020 - Revised Pre-Season Testing Protocol for the Tri-State Coastal Dungeness Crab Commercial Fishery

Meetings & Workshops
 

May 9, 2024 - Agenda for the Coastal Dungeness Crab Tri-State Committee Meeting being held May 15th - 16th.

Additional Documents for 2024 Tri-State Coastal Dungeness Meeting:

February 20, 2024 - WA - Drill Instructor Sea Safety and Survival training courses March 7th and 8th in Westport and a Fisherman First Aid and Safety training courses March 28th and 29th in Westport. Courses will also be available in Ilwaco.

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California Documents
 

February 1, 2024 - CA - January updates

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Washington Documents
 

November 29, 2023 - WA - Required stepts to ensure compliance with new rules regarding EM systems.

November 3, 2023 - WA - Notice of new rules that impact the WA coastal Dungeness crab fishery and final EM Compliance Guide (version 1).

October 11, 2023 - WA - proposed rule changes that will require an Electronic Monitoring (EM) system to be installed on all vessels participating in the WA coastal commercial Dungeness crab fishery by January 1, 2024.

September 22, 2023- WA - has proposed rule changes that will require the installation of an electronic monitoring (EM) system on vessels participating in the WA coastal Dungeness Crab Fishery.

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Oregon Documents
 

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Publications & Articles
 

- Research Project to study movements and habitat use of green sturgeon, rockfish and other ocean species

- Crab Gear/Marine Mammal Interaction Workshop - March 2017 - Portland, Oregon

- FR Notice: WA Coastal Crab buyback loan paid

- A Stinky Artificial Bait Could Protect Millions of Tiny Fish - Scientific American By Roxanne Khamsi on August 24, 2016

- A synthetic crustacean bait to stem forage fish depletion Original research article from Global Ecology and Conservation 7 (2016) 238-244

- Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission − John Sackton 2015-2016 Market Outlook video

- 2014 Dungeness Crab Report

- 2012 Dungeness Crab Report

- Bering Sea fishermen set up system to retrieve lost crab pots from last year's ice movement

- Seafood Trends November 14,2011; Dungeness Crab update

- Another Stellar Crab Season Ends; ODCC

- Seafood Trends December 13, 2010

- Washington Coastal Dungeness Crab Fishery License Buy-Back Program

- Development of a Buy-Back Program for the Washington Coastal Commercial Crab Fishery (2006)

- NPR Article - For Tips On Riding Financial Waves, Ask Fishermen

- Development of a Buy-Back Program for the Washington Coastal Commercial Crab Fishery (2 MB PDF)

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